Holiday Food Harvest Nets over 8,000 Pounds of Food, Money

From Ozark Mountain Media Group

Last week’s “Fill the Pantries 2018” Holiday Food Harvest presented by Ozark Mountain Media Group and it’s Community First Partners along with the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors nets four Not for Profit Groups in the Lakes Region over 8,000 Pound of Food and Money.

The total collected from the 10 locations in Stone and Taney Counties was 8, 147 Pounds of food along with cash donations of $8, 603.

“We are very pleased with the response to this year’s Food Harvest,” says Scott McCaulley, Operations Manager for the Ozark Mountain Media Group of Radio Stations.

“Everyone that was at our collection sites from our radio stations plus the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors all noted the constant stream of donations coming in of non-perishable food items as well as cash and many expressed gratitude about our making this effort to help those in need around the Lakes Region. ”

McCaulley noted that while food donations were down this year compared to 2017 “…cash donations were up and all of the agencies can buy a lot more food with that cash which benefit all of these organizations even more.”

“We also have some cash donations yet to be counted through our on-line giving opportunity which will push the cash total up even more,” added McCaulley.

The agencies benefiting from the Fill the Pantries 2018 Holiday Food Harvest are Christian Action Ministries, Christian Associates, Jesus was Homeless, and The Salvation Army.

Ozark Mountain Media Group would like to extend thanks to Janet Bezzerides and the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors for manning the drop off locations this year and being the point people on site for the food and cash donations throughout the day.

OMMG would also like to thank the participating stores:

Country Mart in Branson, Branson West, Forsyth and Hollister
Harter House in Kimberling City and Hollister
Price Chopper in Branson
Sav-A-Lot in Forsyth
Sun Fest in Branson
Wal-Mart Supercenter in Branson West

And most importantly, OMMG would like to thank all who made donations to this year’s Fill the Pantries 2018 Holiday Food Harvest.

The Fill the Pantries 2018 Holiday Food Harvest is an OMMG Community First Event done in conjunction with our Community First Partners, First Baptist Church of Kimberling City, TRAC Materials, and Cambridge Adult Day Center.